Friday, March 22, 2013

TTM: Dan Bouchard

Sent: 1/28/13

Received: 3/22/13

(I just returned form Phoenix, Arizona this past week so that's why nothing was posted)

Now coaching Life University hockey team in Atlanta, Georgia. Bouchard started out by being drafted in 1970 by the Boston Bruins and later being clamed by the Atlanta Flames in the 1972 expansion Draft. Playing in Atlanta for 8 seasons and staying in the Flames organization when they moved to Calgary in 1980. Midway through the 1980-81 season he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques which would later help as he lead the Nordiques to the playoffs for their first NHL playoffs and the season after that helped them to the Wales Conference game against the New York Islanders.
But he still had enough power left in him to play through the 1985-86 season after being traded to the Winnipeg Jets but that would only last 1 season after Winnipeg lost in the opening round to the Calgary Flames and he would leave the NHL after that.

This is my first autograph from a former Atlanta Flames player and I missed send a card of his from the 2011-12 set from the La Belle Providence insert. But is still nice to add 3 cards to the overall Between the Pipes set. 

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